Judge warns of increase in use of Donegal students as money mules
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
Donegal’s most senior Judge has expressed his concern over the rising. number of students coming before the courts after being used as money mules by criminal gangs. Circuit Court Judge John Aylmer was speaking as he sentenced two students to to terms of community service after they pleaded guilty to allowing their bank accounts to be used for fraud. Earlier in the week, Letterkenny Circuit Court dealt with two other young Letterkenny men facing court on similar charges. A number of other students are currently before the District Court awaiting their cases to be processed for similar offences ..read more
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ATU Donegal’s new online course to help food businesses innovate and grow
Donegal Daily
by Rachel McLaughlin
13h ago
Are you looking to nourish your food business in 2023? Atlantic Technological University is now enrolling for a new level-8 higher diploma in Food Business and Product Innovation, commencing in March 2023. This is a 100% online, fully-flexible one year programme. Co-designed by industry, participants will utilise their existing place of employment as a legitimate and immersive learning environment. Learners will apply academic knowledge to real-life workplace issues and projects. Find out more in this video: If you want to develop a competitive advantage with new business opportunities, enhan ..read more
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‘You’re never too old to learn!’ – Donegal woman gains computing confidence from further education
Donegal Daily
by Rachel McLaughlin
13h ago
Sponsored Feature A Donegal Town woman is enjoying a new learning adventure in computing and more with Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service. Theresa McGroary left school at an early age. Now in her 50s, she decided it was time to go back to education and gain extra confidence in her work.  Theresa had been working in various roles throughout her life, most recently at the Drimarone Community Centre, but she wanted to be able to use computers without needing to ask others for help. That’s where Donegal ETB came in. For the past two years, Theresa has been advancing he ..read more
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Unique Donegal period home with wine cellar, library and tennis court
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
One of Donegal’s most unique period country houses has come on the market. Set on three acres on Inch Island, Moress Farm is truly a one-off. Originally constructed 1897, the dwelling has been beautifully restored in 2002, and is now a private oasis ready to welcome the next generation. Set back from the road and secluded by mature trees, Moress Farm extends to 4110 sq feet over four floors and includes elegant reception rooms and generous bedroom accommodation. Not many homes can also boast its own Romanesque library which incorporates the entire ground floor with its large gothic wine cellar ..read more
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Donegal businessman who harassed victim on Facebook jailed for three and a half years
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
A businessman who posted messages on Facebook about a company owner involved in the Strokestown evictions in Co Roscommon in 2018 has been jailed for three and a half years. Pensioner Tom Dignam (72) was found guilty of harassment at a previous trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The messages referred to Aidan Devlin, managing director of Trinity Asset Management Services which is based in Mulhuddart in Co Dublin. Mr Devlin was involved in the eviction after his company were hired by KBC Bank after the bank had bought the 33 acre farm at Falsk from the receiver following a legal battle. Farmer ..read more
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INMO calls on HSE to invest in safety at NoWDOC service
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has  called on the HSE to properly fund NoWDOC in Donegal and Leitrim to ensure it is safe for patients and staff. The organisation says recent commentary on delays in triage at the out-of-hours GP service points to funding issues and the need for the HSE to ensure it is safe. INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Neal Donoghue, said prior to and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses working in NOWDOC sounded the alarm in relation to the ‘serious lack of investment’. “In the Northwest, the HSE has fundamentally failed to put in place the n ..read more
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Decision due on major development in heart of Letterkenny
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
A decision is due tomorrow (Friday) to transform a vacant site in Letterkenny with a major new development. The former Gleneany House building could be demolished to make way for a large residential and business development under plans lodged by the M & B Kelly Partnership. The development at the corner of the Port Road/Pearse Road is expected to include a range of buildings providing student accommodation, retail space, a restaurant, office, residential units and a new Baptist church. The current church building and other existing premises on the .934 hectares site would be demolished to ..read more
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Major community effort underway to reopen Glenties museum
Donegal Daily
by Cronan Scanlon
13h ago
A major community effort is underway to reopen the popular St Connell’s Museum in Glenties. The much loved facility, which first opened in the early 1990s, was another victim of the Pandemic and was forced to shut its doors in November, 2020. However, a new fundraising committee was recently set up and they hope to have the doors open again in time for the busy summer season. They made their first gain during the week when almost €1,000 was raised at a very successful St Brigid’s Cross making event. A local business also donated 1,000 litres of heating oil so that the building, and its many ar ..read more
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National: ECB raises interest rates by 0.5%, signals more to come
Donegal Daily
by Staff Writer
13h ago
The European Central Bank raised interest rates again today and pencilled in at least one more hike of the same magnitude next month. As expected, the ECB raised interest rates by 0.5% today, bringing the deposit rate to 2.5% and the main lending rate to 3%. The ECB has been increasing rates at a record pace to fight a sudden bout of high inflation in the euro zone – the byproduct of factors such as the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and an energy crisis that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The central bank for the 20 countries that share the euro raised the rate it pays on bank dep ..read more
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Jobs: Restaurant / Waiting Staff required for The Weavers Loft Bistro Donegal Town
Donegal Daily
by Rachel McLaughlin
13h ago
Jobs: Magee is a fifth-generation Irish family business with over 150 years’ experience designing, weaving and tailoring luxury fabrics and high-quality garments. The Company is multi-faceted and includes manufacturing, wholesale, retail and e-commerce. We have a vacancy at the Weavers Loft Bistro in our store on The Diamond, Donegal Town for a full-time member Restaurant/Waiting Staff.  If you are looking to join a great team of people in a friendly environment, this is the place for you. Key responsibilities:- Serving customers, ensuring that all orders are taken correctly and that the ..read more
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